Local News for Orlando, Florida

January 18, 2019

Orlando Fire Department inducts class of civilian paramedics to keep up with rising medical calls

Despite pushback from the firefighters’ union, the Orlando Fire Department on Friday inducted 23 civilian paramedics, a response to the city’s growing population and demand for emergency medical services, the department said.

Among the 23 hires are 14 women, a record number for an OFD graduating…

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